By Omkar Godbole
The top cryptocurrency by market capitalization rose to $8,191 at 11:15 UTC, its highest level since March 10, according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index.
At press time, bitcoin is hovering near $8,170, representing a 4.5% gain on the day. Prices are now up 26% on a month-to-date basis and 13.6% year to date.
An April gain would be confirmed if prices hold above $6,428, the monthly opening price, through Thursday’s UTC close.